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Old 10-22-2009, 10:20 AM
 
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yea but lots of people ask and think they get an answer but it is different than someone else's, earthly truth is an illusion imo
Then what you said is not true but an illusion.
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Old 10-22-2009, 10:22 AM
 
Location: Seattle, Washington
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Ok here goes...it's actually a strange question since you answered your own question in your first post of this thread or were you asking us the question literally or figuratively? You read the bible literally we must determine what the author intended to communicate considering context and authorís intent

Jesus always said, it is written, Haven't you read. Jesus took it literally.

Jesus didn't seem to take the commandment to keep the sabbath as literally as the Pharisees..

Apparently Jesus is a gate, hinges and all...

You have to gouge your eyes out...

So there are types of figures of speech in the bible:

Simile: A comparison using "like" or "as." Example: "As lightning that comes from the east is visible even in the west, so will be the coming of the Son of Man" (Matthew 24:27).


Metaphor: One thing described in terms of some other thing. "Do not be afraid, little flock, for your Father has been pleased to give you the kingdom" (Luke 12:32).


Anthropomorphism: God described in human terms. "The eyes of the Lord run to and fro throughout the whole earth" (2 Chronicles 16:9, New King James Version).


Words of association: One word stands for something else. Examples: "Circumcision" meaning the Jews (Galatians 2:9, King James Version); "sword" for all weapons (Romans 8:35).


Personification: Personal qualities assigned to an object. "The mountains skipped like rams" (Psalm 114:4).


Euphemism: Substituting an inoffensive word for a possibly harsh or crude one. "Adam lay with his wife Eve" (Genesis 4:1) means that they had sexual intercourse.


Hyperbole: Exaggeration. "If your right eye causes you to sin, gouge it out" (Matthew 5:29).


Irony: The literal meaning is opposite the real meaning. "You have become kings...! How I wish that you really had become kings so that we might be kings with you!" (1 Corinthians 4:8).

So what exactly is literal in the bible?

Definitions pasted from:Literal and Figurative Language in the Bible

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Old 10-22-2009, 10:23 AM
 
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The Sabbath was very important but as usual the pharisees had it twisted.

What time does the sun rise in your city tomorrow?

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Old 10-22-2009, 10:26 AM
 
Location: nc
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Then what you said is not true but an illusion.
eeeeexxxxxxxaaaaccccttttllyyyy! lol 'now we know the truth' haha, too fun. I just mean imperfection cannot comprehend perfection outside of an earthly manner that is imperfect, it's like people ask 'do you know Jesus?' people only know like, .0000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000 00000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000 (etc)1%
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Old 10-22-2009, 10:30 AM
 
Location: Prattville, Alabama
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Ok here goes...it's actually a strange question since you answered your own question in your first post of this thread or were you asking us the question literally or figuratively? You read the bible literally we must determine what the author intended to communicate considering context and authorís intent

Jesus always said, "it is written", "Haven't you read" Jesus took it literally.
Perhaps Fundy can answer my post. With that being said right out of your own mouth Fundy....why don't you believe Him?
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Old 10-22-2009, 10:31 AM
 
Location: Prattville, Alabama
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yea but lots of people ask and think they get an answer but it is different than someone else's, earthly truth is an illusion imo
There is no true spiritual "truth" when it comes from a carnal mind....you can only receive that from God.
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Old 10-22-2009, 10:36 AM
 
Location: Pikeville, Ky.
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Sorry, I can't help you..I am not a literalist..Causes too many arguements and divisions which lead to separation from the body of Christ into man made religions.

That's just my opinion
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Old 10-22-2009, 10:37 AM
 
Location: Prattville, Alabama
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Sorry, I can't help you..I am not a literalist..Causes to many arguements and divisions which lead to separation from the body of Christ into man made religions.

That's just my opinion
A voice of reason....how very refreshing.
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Old 10-22-2009, 10:44 AM
 
Location: nc
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There is no true spiritual "truth" when it comes from a carnal mind....you can only receive that from God.
agree, but different people seem to receive different 'truths' spiritually, so what I mean is, it seems to be on personal levels.....and if different 'truths' are received, then the concept of truth (God wise) is pluralized throughout the world and is therefore not 'truth' but rather a personal 'truth' and thereby an illusion of 'truth' however, you could see it like, truth behind illusions of truth so to say.
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Old 10-22-2009, 10:47 AM
 
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Perhaps Fundy can answer my post. With that being said right out of your own mouth Fundy....why don't you believe Him?
I do....
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